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Singapore – International Schools

Singapore plays host to many different nationalities so it is not unusual to have as many as 60 countries represented at an international school. Curricula vary from national curriculum offered by the Lycée Francais de Singapour or Tanglin Trust School to the International Baccalaureate. Several schools offer dual educational systems to accommodate the diverse student …

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Taiwan – Information for Avid Readers

For anyone interested in reading books by foreigners living in Taiwan, there are some interesting publication around. Camphor Press, an independent publishing house founded by three expats in 2014, it has grown quickly to become the largest publisher of English-language books on Taiwan. Camphor publishes both fiction and non-fiction titles on Taiwan and the wider …

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India – The big fat Indian Election!

Introduction 2019 will compose the “Indian general elections” to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. The first half of the 2019, the media keeps focusing on basically two questions – “How will Rahul Gandhi deliver people’s expectations? and How will Narendra Modi continue his reign as the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy. Yes, India …

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Japan – 2019 National Holidays

Japan’s national holidays in 2019 will be rather different from normal since the new Emperor is planning to accede to the throne this year. This will especially effect Golden Week( so-called because even in a normal year there are 4 national holidays in the space of 7 days) in late April and early May. But …

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Philippines – Changes in Expat Schooling Preferences

We have seen a recent shift in the choice considerations of a considerable number of expatriates or assignees who plan to relocate in the Philippines. This is driven primarily by changes being made in their company’s expatriate policy and benefits. Companies are now looking for other alternatives due to the substantial cost of sending the …

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Australia – Housing Market Gloom – is it justified?

1: House Prices: Media reports that imply a property market collapse is taking place are not supported by the facts. This is consistent with commentary from the Reserve Bank of Australia to the effect that a mild correction is occurring. Property prices and rents in Melbourne and Sydney are still higher than they were 2 …

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India – ISO 27001:2013 Certification

Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group’s India member, IKAN Relocations, has become the first Destination Services Provider (DSP) in India to sucessfully secure ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System certification. Download Announcement (PDF)
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Taiwan – Fun and Games in Taipei

If you like to go to a bar for a drink, there are bars where in addition to drinking and chatting, they also provide games for you to know more people who share the same interests as yours. For those who like to play billiards, On Tap and the Brass Monkey are good venues that …

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India – Modernisation and Liberalisation of the India Visa System

Bureau of Immigration (BoI) was setup in 1971 by Government of India to undertake Immigration function in the country. BoI is headed by Commissioner of Immigration and assisted by FRROs for immigration facilitation service at airports and work relating to registration of foreigners under various Acts and Rules. Altogether, there are 86 Immigration Check Posts …

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Malaysia – Special Needs Education

For parents of children with special needs, the prospect of providing education for their kids can be a daunting task. Not only do they need to find specialised educational centres as each special need can be varyingly different, special education providers are limited especially in developing countries like Malaysia. Some parents have opted to educate …

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